• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great product but battery didn't last

    • Written by from Medina

    I like the user interface on the iPhone. Product was easy to set up and use. Tracking sleep patterns was fun but make sure you exit sleep mode in the morning. The pedometer function often tracked steps never taken. For example, getting up right out of bed in the morning, it tracked a few hundred steps while I was sleeping. The biggest disappointment was the battery. It lasted 2 months and I returned it to the Apple store for a full refund. Looking for a a better alternative. Another drawback, it doesn't have a heart rate monitor.

    11 of 15 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    mixed bag

    • Written by from Arlington

    the app is nicely done.
    The wrist band, however, is almost comically bad-- it's far worse than the worst $2 wristwatch I've ever owned. 13 days in, the sensor is DOA-- unresponsive. Sent it back; will try another brand.

    9 of 12 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Needs a lot of work

    • Written by from Southborough

    The wrist band latch is very difficult for people with hand injuries or arthritis. Why not a simple wrist watch strap? The sleep function does not work using my ipad. I activate sleep mode and in the morning I turn it off. When I sync to the dashboard, it indicates no sleep activity. I set up a weight loss plan and started entering foods that I consumed. When I checked the dashboard, the calories consumed were not reflected in the totals. I used the fitbit flex with iOS on my ipad perhaps it would work better on a PC but I did not try to do that. It goes back to the store tomorrow.

    9 of 14 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    high price for shoddy strap

    • Written by from Beverly

    Device okay. Rubber strap ,that holds it, is very poor quality and design and will last 1-2 months if you are lucky. Not worth the price.

    15 of 20 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Works good but it could use more detail

    • Written by from Surrey

    I tried the fitbit for about a week and then returned it to the store I bought it from.

    It was not very accurate about my activity. For example I would be laying in bed and it would tell me I had taken 8 steps already.

    I had a huge workout for 1 hour and told me I was only active for 21 minutes.

    I would like if it asks me how I am feeling every day and give me feedback on which days I felt better and show a chart with what I ate, how I slept, exercise etc to correspond with how I am feeling.

    It didn't really help me to know how many steps I took in a day, I wanted more information.

    I was going to try the jawbone up because it asks you your mood, but I read the reviews and decided against it because they are known to stop working after several weeks.

    If fitbit was to provide more detailed information about how I am feeling in correspondence with my diet, activities and sleep I would definitely buy it again. I love how the band is small and a lot of times I would completely forget I was even wearing it.

    29 of 42 people found this useful